Simon Strikeback - "Riot Acts"

Simon Strikeback - "Riot Acts"

Premiere date: Apr 20, 2013

Riot Acts is a ‘trans-fabulous’ rockumentary representing the multi-faceted lives of transgender and gender variant musicians. A first-hand perspective of the intersections between gender performance and stage performance, Riot Acts suggests that identities and bodies are undeniably political, and the journey within a trans experience isn't always one of tragedy, but one of creativity and joy.

Biographies

Simon Strikeback|Producer

Simon Strikeback is a graduate student at UW-Madison where he studies race, gender, and sexuality in U.S. History.  He received his MA from the University of Chicago in Interdisciplinary Humanities, which he earned while making Riot Acts with Director Madsen Minax.  During that time, he collaborated with Minax on many other projects, including their indie bluegrass duet Actor Slash Model, and the bi-monthly queer short film series Threat Level.  Simon has worked with queer and trans formal and informal organizations since the late 1990s and continues this work in his position with the UW-Madison LGBT Campus Center.  He is currently a member of the Radical Teachers Collective and the Teaching Assistants Association (TAA).

 

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